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Chuck Hinman

After the 2016 presidential election, Rob Blair, an assistant professor of political science at Brown University, began teaching a new course. It's designed to answer one question: is our democracy failing? And it’s proven to be popular enough to go nationwide. Blair claims that this is not an anti-Trump course.

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“The gap between the President’s rhetoric and policies runs wide and deep,” U.S. Senator Jack Reed, a Democrat, said in a statement.

Reed was just one of the members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation who responded critically to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.

If you missed the live show or the broadcast on Friday, the radio broadcast is archived below.  You can also watch the full video of the event at the Providence College Facebook page


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Thursday, President Donald Trump participated in a venerable ceremony than harkens back to the Calvin Coolidge Administration in the 1920s – the annual lighting of the national Christmas Tree.

At a speech in Missouri Wednesday, the president opened his remarks by saying, “I told you we would be saying Merry Christmas, again right?”

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Democratic victories in elections Tuesday are mostly a comment on President Trump. That’s according to a former chairman of the Rhode Island Democratic Party.

Indicted: Paul Manafort's RI & CT Connections

Oct 30, 2017
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Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Trump who was indicted on Monday, has ties to Rhode Island and Connecticut. Manafort was a campaign adviser to former Republican Governor Ed DiPrete and started his political career as a teenager in his hometown of New Britain, Connecticut.

Why does Sports World wrap itself in the American flag? I wondered about that last weekend as President Trump strained his thumbs firing off more than a dozen tweets criticizing National Football League players who knelt rather than stood at attention during the playing of our national anthem.

Some RI Residents Unsatisfied With Trump Response To Virginia Violence

Aug 15, 2017
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On Monday, President Donald Trump condemned the white supremacists responsible for violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.

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Rhode Island’s senior U.S. Sen., Jack Reed, is defending his sharp comments about President Donald Trump and a Republican congressman. Reed spoke candidly with Senate colleague Susan Collins during an unintentionally recorded conversation. 

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Rhode Island U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says that President Donald Trump’s planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week at the G-20 summit in Germany is ”ill-advised.”

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Former Gov. and U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee is back on the scene with a series of media appearances. Chafee is thinking about running for governor again, but RIPR Political Analyst Scott MacKay wonders why. 

Sen. Reed Weighs In On Comey Testimony

Jun 9, 2017
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U.S. Sen. Jack Reed called FBI Director James Comey’s Thursday testimony a persuasive indictment of President Donald Trump’s efforts to influence the direction of the Bureau’s Russia investigation.

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A coalition of social justice and immigrant rights’ groups are calling on state officials to protect undocumented immigrants in Rhode Island. This comes after executive orders by President Donald Trump called for a heightened focus on deportations.

The coalition sent letters to Gov. Gina Raimondo and Attorney General Peter Kilmartin.

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A coalition of social justice and immigrant rights’ groups are calling on state officials to protect undocumented immigrants in Rhode Island. This comes after executive orders by President Donald Trump called for a heightened focus on deportations.

The coalition sent letters to Gov. Gina Raimondo and Attorney General Peter Kilmartin.

Courtesy of U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has a key role in an ongoing look at possible Russian interference in last year's presidential election. A Senate subcommittee holds a hearing on that subject Monday.

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